So Republican Senator Trent Lott announced that he intends to resign his seat before the end of the year.

And rumors are flying as to his reasons.

Big Head DC claims it’s because he has been outed by a gay prostitute named Benjamin Nicholas. Benjamin Nicholas has denied the rumor.

Jerid over at BSB is spreading a similiar rumor– but this one involves an “investigation” by Larry Flint.

Personally, I believe is much closer to the truth when they suggest that Lott, a longtime opponent of lobbying reform, is quitting the senate because of a law that is about to take effect requiring Senators to “wait two-years before entering the lucrative world of lobbying Congress.”

Could it be true that Senator Lott is going to quit one year into his six year term because he wants to be a highly-paid lobbyist?

Selfish son-of-a-bitch!